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This Fidget Cube wants to make you more productive and less stressed while you're at work

Francesca Washtell
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One device, so many fidgeting options (Source: Fidget Cube)

We've all been stuck next to that one person who can't help but click their pen, constantly tap their notepad or otherwise fidget during a meeting or otherwise quiet working day.

Or, maybe, that person is you.

Whether you're a sufferer of other people's fidgeting or you know you're guilty of it, pro-fidgeters Mark and Matthew McLachlan have designed a new device to take of all your fidgeting needs and make you more productive at work.

The brothers, who designed the Apple Watch accessory duet, have launched a Kickstarter to raise money for their six-side Fidget Cube.

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A little bigger than a dice, each side features something to fidget with that will quell all your desires to click, glide, flip, breathe, roll and spin.


(Source: Fidget Cube)

For people who like to spin with their fingers, one side holds a dial, while clickers can find solace in three loud (and two silent) buttons that can be clicked on another side.

Flips have a switch that can be both audible or silent, while stressed-out folk can use a side inspired by traditional worry stones to rub away work worries.

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"No need to click that pen anymore. You'll find three clicker buttons and two silenced buttons on this side design to satisfy the clicker in each of us," Fidget Cube's makers assure us.


(Source: Fidget Cube)

More than just providing a fun new office gadget (that comes in eight different colour schemes, early Christmas shoppers) the brothers are hoping to use the Fidget Cube to change people's attitudes to fidgeting.

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"It's not uncommon to hear fidgeting being spoken about negatively. It's often labelled as unprofessional and deemed as anti-intellectual behaviour," the brothers have said.

But in reality, the exact opposite has been suggested to be the case. We believe that the way we look at fidgeting needs to change.

This behaviour isn't one that should continue to be stigmatised and mocked as unbecoming or inappropriate. We are passionate about the idea that fidgeting is a process that, with the right tools and outlet, can have positive and real-life applications.

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